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02 November 2017
An update to BS 5306-3 has been published. This standard covers portable fire extinguishers and is a replacement for the old 2009 standard.
The FIA has been working on a guidance document which lists all of the changes.
The guide provides a summary of the changes that have been made to the standard in a quick bullet point format, meaning that those working in the portable fire extinguisher sector can update their knowledge quickly.
The changes highlighted in the guide are:
1 Improvement of the layout of the standard to improve ease of reading and interpretation
2 Greater clarification given of the procedures
3 System of Maintenance for Extinguishers with Non-Metal Bodies
4 Recognition of safety / advisory notices
5 Collation of information to be provided to the responsible person
6 Enhanced Steps and Documentation Re compliance with BS5306-8 and Statutory Duties
7 Inclusion of references to BS 5306-9
The document will be available to download soon – full updates to follow.
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